Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

He who loves pureness of heart, [for] the grace of his lips, the king will be his friend.

New American Standard Bible

He who loves purity of heart
And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.

King James Version

He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Holman Bible

The one who loves a pure heart
and gracious lips—the king is his friend.

International Standard Version

Whoever loves purity and gracious speech will gain the king as his friend.

American Standard Version

He that loveth pureness of heart, For the grace of his lips the king will be his friend.

Amplified


He who loves purity of heart
And whose speech is gracious will have the king as his friend.

Bible in Basic English

He whose heart is clean is dear to the Lord; for the grace of his lips the king will be his friend.

Darby Translation

He that loveth pureness of heart, upon whose lips is grace, the king is his friend.

Julia Smith Translation

He loving pureness of heart the grace of his lips, the king is his friend.

King James 2000

He that loves pureness of heart and has grace on his lips, the king shall be his friend.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who loves purity of heart [and has]{gracious speech}, his friend [is the] king.

Modern King James verseion

He who loves pureness of heart, grace is on his lips; the king shall be his friend.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso delighteth to be of a clean heart and of gracious lips, the king shall be his friend.

NET Bible

The one who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious -- the king will be his friend.

New Heart English Bible

He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.

The Emphasized Bible

Yahweh loveth the pure in heart, gracious are his lips, his friend is the king!

Webster

He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

World English Bible

He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace are his lips, a king is his friend.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

טהור 
T@howr 
Usage: 1

for the grace
חן 
Chen 
Usage: 69

of his lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

References

Hastings

Images Proverbs 22:11

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

10 Cast out the scoffer, and contention will go out, yea, strife and reproach will cease. 11 He who loves pureness of heart, [for] the grace of his lips, the king will be his friend. 12 The eyes of LORD preserve knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the treacherous man.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:13

Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him who speaks right.

Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart, because they will see God.

Psalm 101:6

My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me. He who walks in a perfect way, he shall minister to me.

Genesis 41:39-57

And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Inasmuch as God has shown thee all of this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou.

Ezra 7:6-11

this Ezra went up from Babylon. And he was a skilled scribe in the law of Moses, which LORD, the God of Israel, had given. And the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of LORD his God upon him.

Nehemiah 2:4-6

Then the king said to me, For what do thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

Esther 10:3

For Mordecai the Jew was next to king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brothers, seeking the good of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

Psalm 45:2

Thou are fairer than the sons of men. Grace is poured into thy lips. Therefore God has blessed thee forever.

Proverbs 14:35

The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath will be [to] him who causes shame.

Daniel 2:46-49

Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odors to him.

Daniel 3:30

Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.

Daniel 6:20-23

And when he came near to the den to Daniel, he cried with a lamentable voice. The king spoke and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou serve continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?

Luke 4:22

And all witnessed to him, and wondered at the words of grace that proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is this not the son of Joseph?

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